What girl in her right mind doesn’t love to be the recipient of a magnificent bouquet of flowers? Vivid, fragrant blooms in hues of pink, red, yellow, and orange always translate to “you’re special to me”.
Yet, when a loved one has undergone surgery, or is recuperating from illness, they’re often deluged with floral arrangements. Stunning and fragrant those posies are upon delivery, yet a mere week later their beauty has withered on the vine.
So, when a friend recently underwent major surgery, I decided to forego wiring yet another bouquet of blooms, and opted instead for a more unconventional “Get Well Soon” delivery. Like myself, my friend is an avid reader, so I’m rather confident she would enjoy a literary escape while enduring the lengthy recovery process.
Here’s the Cost Analysis …
When wiring fees and taxes are added to the cost of a fresh flower arrangement, I typically spend around $100.00 The bouquet has about a seven-day lifespan, then be will deposited into the compost or trash bin. (Suffice it to say, that “Benjamin” didn’t last long.)
My friend enjoys historical fiction, so I logged onto my Prime account at Amazon.com, and purchased:
and a tin of Harvey & Sons Classic Chamomile Tea, both from Amazon: $8.20
I scurried down to my local Homegoods store, and scored a lovely white woven basket: $10.08
Packaging and USPS Priority shipping fees: $13.95
The total out-of-pocket cost for this customized and long-lasting “Get Well Soon” gift was $92.94, virtually the same amount I would have spent on an FTD floral delivery.
For just a tiny bit of added effort (emphasis on tiny), I provided my recuperating friend with a thoughtful and personalized “you’re special to me” gift which she will undoubtedly enjoy far longer than an FTD delivery. (Insert VERY happy face here!)